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2011 Specialized P.1 Bike

“super dope whip”

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The Good: I bought this bike about a week ago and have hit 15+ foot dirt jumps with it and its doing good, I have yet to have anything break besides puncturing a tube hopping up a stairset. I think it looks good and feels good when you ride.

The Bad: the rear hub is starting to come loose a little after a crash I had but I believe that can be fixed easily. When I land on flater landings it doesnt feel as good as a bike with suspension would. So I would probaly put a suspension fork on it when you get the chance, thats what I am going to do. But for a riged bike its great especialy for the price.

Overall Review: great bike; works good and feels good.

Morewood Bicycles Makulu Frame

“WC Wet Dreams”

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The Good: -Low Leverage Ratio
-Slack Head Angle
-Supple Suspension
-Tracks like a dream.
-Flickable
-Super Stiff
-Looks Sick

The Bad: -Doesn't come in Purple?

Overall Review: I was loaned a Makulu for a Gravity East race. The bike I rode was a custom sized frame, with a full degree slacker HA than stock. The first thing I noticed was how confidence inspiring the bike was. I could immediately put the bike where I wanted and it tracked like a dream. Pedal feedback was virtually non-existent. It was extremely stable through the air and and really stuck to the ground. Fast, fast, and faster. It carries speed so effortlessly that you find yourself coming into sections a lot faster than normal.The 2.1:1 leverage ratio is fantastic, coming off a Commencal Supreme DH with a much higher ratio the Read More »

Giro DJ Gloves

“Poorly manufactured glove”

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The Good: Decent palm materials and padding

The Bad: The construction and seams kill this glove

Overall Review: I would not recommend this glove because the glove is not comfortable and feels cheap. You can feel almost every seam on the glove. Giro, let's simplify the design and rework the stitching so it's comfortable. Not worth $34 or even $24.

Loaded Precision X-lite Titanium Stem

“Great looking bling for my 2 wheeled friend!”

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The Good: Light weight, super easy to install, looks great

The Bad: None at the moment

Overall Review: While this is my first stem upgrade, the color alone makes the silver bike I have stand out! I got the blue color for my Specialized XC Pro & also got the blue seat post collar as well as the skewers. Everything seems to be good quality & the customer service by David was excellent. I'm a newbie at upgrades & he helped me without making me feel silly about my "newbie" questions. Loaded rocks!!!

Deity Cryptkeeper Frame

“the ride of your dreams”

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The Good: very natual feeling with this bike. i hopped on and could blast the trails! very strong cromo is always solid.

The Bad: i havent found anything yet

Overall Review: i dont ever want to part ways with this bike. manuals very well. this bike is very fun to trick and whip.

Deity Villain III 2010 Handlebar

“Dope Ass Bars”

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The Good: Light weight, good geo.

The Bad: Slipped in my stem at first, but I'm currently using 25.4 to 31.8 adapters, so that could be why. I also tightened my stem bolts down real tight and they haven't slipped since.

Overall Review: I love these bars. I had been thinking of switching from low rise to 3" rise for a while and decided to go for it. So glad I did. I feel much more in control on dirt jumps and manuals are much easier. They may not work for everyone, but I'm hooked.

Deity Emblem DJ Saddle

“Best Saddle I Ever Owned...”

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The Good: Tough & looks good.

The Bad: I've got nothing bad to say about it..

Overall Review: Well constructed, takes a beating like a trooper & the graphics set it apart from the rest.

Deity Cryptkeeper Frame

“Best thing I have ever put in between my legs.”

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The Good: Everything. Spinning popping boosting and just general ass kicking

The Bad: The bike is a panty dropper. Jk. But really though...

Overall Review: Buy one. Like now. It's the best riding HT I have ever owned.

Burgtec Penthouse Flats Mk3 Pedal with Ti Axle

“The best DH/Heavy duty”

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The Good: These are the best pedals I have ever had for DH. Big platform and good size/number of pins means your feet do not come off even without 510's. Very reliable and come in probably the widest range of colours.

The Bad: Nothing at all

Overall Review: The Price sounds alot but when I think about how good they are and how long they have lasted compared to other pedals I have had then it doesn't seem so much. I have had my burgtec's 4 yrs now and they have had a hard life. for comparrison I had a set of Crank Brothers 50/50s and they lasted 3 months and weren't ridden anywhere near as hard.

Shimano PD-MX30 Flat Pedal

“Standard Shimano”

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The Good: Reliable, easy to service and reasonable weight. Good size platform with plenty of grip once the pins have been swapped out for the long ones which are suplied with the pedal.

The Bad: Nothing really bad I did snap an axcel on my first set but that was after 1 and a half years of DH and some big huck to flats. Perhaps a little thick for some and they come with the short pins in and have to swap them out for the long ones which are provided in the box.

Overall Review: Excellent when you consider the price, Standard shimano product really not the lightest but very durable and works exactly as it should.